2BDYNAMIC's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=2BDYNAMIC 2BDYNAMIC's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Seeing Through The Filter of Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913938 Should a person sing only in the shower and spare others from hearing if they sing off key and can't carry a tune in a bucket? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l968625206.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I believe listening to the sounds through the filter of love tunes a deaf ear to those shrill or sour notes and turns the pitch into a fine melody. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1489171102.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If we can give voice, we don't have to si... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:40:32 EST DST Has Kicked My Booty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890988 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1658338710.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I don't know about you but daylight savings time has spun me sideways! I feel like I am in a fog half the time..... Would like to hibernate and sleep this one off! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1167629485.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday a very nasty man hollered in my face .. when I could not understand his question as it sounded like he had mush in his mouth, causing his words to be g... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:26:10 EST Ah! Nothing Like a Clean Slate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884688 One thing I love about a new month is .... I can turn the page and pick up where I left off. If you ever find yourself feeling a little out of 'sink' ........ hang tight. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l479141069.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know a lot of you have had some horrific snow and ice storms, some flu & cold bugs, and any of those things can knock us off our carefully made plans. I know as the last month DH and I have moved; all the while still working full t... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:32:03 EST Why On Earth Do I Continue on Sparks!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871818 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1250640809.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am not one to play 'Cat and Mouse.' ........ So I will cut to the chase! This month I celebrate three years with Sparks! .... <em>505</em> And I have to say: Sparks has it all! Community ........ top notch stories each day ..... Just so much to chew on! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l429922128.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Why you can nibble all day long and there will still be something t... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 12:21:34 EST The Reasonable Commitment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867421 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1404766754.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you are like me, you may have an aversion to those Resolutions! ... It is proven only a wee per cent of people make them and keep them. It's like drawing lines in the sand.... but with a whisper of the wind, they are gone. And so for some reason I stopped making traditional resolutions ....... BUT ...... Don't you just love that word? It's kind of like having an alternate route to a destiny Here's one I C... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 20:35:09 EST Lost FOUR Pounds in 12 Days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865092 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1490402718.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For a while I thought I might receive a "Plateau" Award for Consistency....staying the same day in and day out ........ But that is not the kind of achievement anyone wants, right?.... <BR> First, I had to capture that golden visual of what FOUR pounds of gooey stuff looks like! ....... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l907782201.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So how did I do it? ..... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:32:12 EST You Could Be Your BEST Advocate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858567 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l940032952.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You've been there. So have I countless times. Searching through the maze sniffing out perfumes to find that 'just right' scent. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1112899248.jpg"> <BR> However, after spraying from three to four bottles your nose is now clogged, your mind bogged and you leave in a fog! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l70491361.jpg"> <BR... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:19:55 EST You Don't Know What You've Got Til It's Gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854920 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1296242471.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You ask if I miss my Rolls Royce or my Bentley? .... Um ........ well .... No I guess I don't miss them at all. It's hard to miss something I never had. For that matter, I don't really miss something until it's gone......... Like a good friend, a loved one or something of basic necessity. So maybe it is true............ you never know what you've got until it's gone. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:19:18 EST -The Gift of Time- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848439 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l8864740.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No traditional resolution per se' ..... Being on vacation since January 1 through the 8th has given me time to pause, to reflect ... and to ponder .... setting some new guidelines and of course ...... always having a short time goal before me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l379744978.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sometimes it seems as though the new year resembles horses out of the gate at the s... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:54:00 EST Role Model-A Two Way Street http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843705 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1747927954.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Pssst ........ I'll let you in on a little secret ...... It may be that time of year again ... but I did not make a New Years Resolution ............ per se'. However, I do have goals and... plans to succeed, keeping health in the forefront. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1707579156.jpg"> <BR> Let's be honest. Do you wake up every day motivated and ready to go? ..... I would like to sa... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:48:58 EST Wake Up Little Creature! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838338 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l828228541.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wake up little creature! It's time to start stirring! Do you know what day this is? ........ Wake up! You don't want to miss the celebration, do you? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1462798879.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Of course not! I am bringing a gift and I wouldn't miss His birthday for all the cheese in the world! .... I sure do know what day it is! .... <em>144</em> .. <em>19</e... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:01:56 EST -Small Changes-Big Differences http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834722 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1847205005.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I feel like I got a 'jump' on the New Year! I mean, what was I waiting for, Christmas? <em>446</em> This is how I felt due to making a few changes to my overall plan. With those tweaks, I got more than I expected. In less than a week I saw 2 pounds gone from the scale! But I am not one to get too caught up with numbers as we know they can fluctuate. What DID excite me more .... was my DH and I went to lunch... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:37:53 EST **Sweet Tooth Surprise** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831290 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l880177851.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There is just no sugar coating the truth about sweets, no matter how beautifully displayed on the banquet table. Tantalizing, seductive, but healthy? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l870925243.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do your taste buds dance, your mouth water, and that little 'beggar' within holler to you, "Get me some of those!" <em>4</em> <em>494</em> <em>255</em> <em>475</em> ... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:24:40 EST **How Would You Like An Uplift?** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827505 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l52881890.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What do you say we ARREST that "ALL OR NOTHNG" theory and break the law!! It should never be "Do or Die" when it comes to fitness and exercise ... If you have been too hard on yourself, or set unrealistic goals, it just may be time to think outside those prison bars and breathe some fresh air. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1462649759.jpg"> <BR> ("I ate pastry again; Now my new d... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:59:03 EST -Simply Thankful- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823859 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l342234964.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I just wanted to say 'Happy Thanksgiving' to everyone. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2050234116.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our day will be quiet and fairly simple, yet reflect on the many things we are <BR> richly blessed with. Sparkpeople and all the friends I have come to know is certainly one of the good things I am thankful for in life. <em>426</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:15:29 EST -What Are You Willing to Sacrifice?- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820689 One day I was reading the Hot Topics here in Sparks and it was asked: "How do I get motivation?" The person stated she had to lose a certain amount of weight and train for an upcoming 5K race. She said it was far too cold to run outdoors and genuinely disliked the Gym, though did have a membership. ............She asked for suggestions. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l410255057.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I responded to the inquiry by saying .......... "You need to make... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:18:21 EST #Internal Affairs- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815982 Thelma Tread-Lightly, is sure she is being talked about, looks for a glass to press to the wall so she can listen in...... The external cues she has been getting from her boss have made her edgy and walking on eggs. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l528813131.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Unless you are the boss, owner, or CEO of a company or corporation, we can't see what goes on behind closed doors. <BR> <BR> "Let me try to figure this out........... I must know what i... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:27:27 EST -A Season To Be Thankful- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811859 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l928028472.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l789803711.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ms. Hepburn died to 'self' and left fame and fortune at the very pinnacle of her Hollywood career. A beloved actress and beautiful woman traded her star to follow a brighter star into the very depths of anguish and despair. She... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 08:52:25 EST -Of Mice Or Men? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806732 Are you living the dream or do you sometimes feel the path you started on has become more like the proverbial 'RAT RACE'..... Busy from dawn to dark! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1833541902.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What can we do to simplify our lives and find meaningful time for ourselves without feeling guilty? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l489166669.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Maybe you have someone in your life ... a neighbor, or even a fami... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:12:27 EST Why Not Whine When You Wanna- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803243 Just like clockwork, your alarm sounds and wakes you from your cozy sweet slumber. Hitting the snooze will only prolong what you know you must do. So, do you throw back the covers and yell out, 'HERE I COME WORLD! ... Watch out!" .......... or hit the snooze and the whine button all in one. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1439504160.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have found my initial thoughts upon waking are going to have a lot to do with how my day goes. Seriously. ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:56:36 EST -Stress vs. Response- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799163 I love to poll Spark friends from my status line ... asking Q.s like; "What is your greatest 'stress-buster?' Feel free to add your comments of stress relief. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l674951876.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here's just a few of the replies that came. There's no wrong answers..... just different ways of handling life's many stressors. The first was 'take Valium' ........ followed by Exercise, prayer, yoga, meditation, walking, jogging, .....takin... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:07:34 EST I Am The Pilot of My Destiny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796716 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l866085307.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For those of you who read my blog yesterday .... Today I Face Turbulence" .... I vowed I would report back, no matter what the outcome. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1007983797.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know I left you hanging .... in a situation that is actually quite common to all us 'sparksters'. I said I was going to my friend, Charlotte's baby shower and I <BR> wanted to keep my "St... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:55:35 EST Today I Face Turbulence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796294 It is inevitable if not predictable. Today I will face turbulence on my chartered course. I must nevertheless, take the risk and breathe deep as I fly solo! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l203498842.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Storm warnings were issued as the sky suddenly turned from blue and then dark, quickly engulfing the mornings light. Soft rumbles could be heard in the distance, but soon the sounds became closer and louder. Darkness surrounded me. Lightening st... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:53:45 EST Wow! You Look Like a Million Bucks!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795141 If today you looked at your reflection in the mirror and the image looked like a MILLION bucks ....... how would you react? ... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1388648227.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Let's push fast forward and place you there. Take a moment to visualize yourself there ... standing on TOP of the mountain looking down because after much hard work, you have reached your goal. Think about how it feels. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.co... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 09:16:13 EST -The Heart Knows No Distance- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790994 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l640176966.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We may never meet our spark friends in person ... because we are far and wide. Yet with one word we can cause another to 'sparkle' ...... brighten their day with a simple wave of the wand. <em>188</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l723688642.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have you ever stood in the presence of others and yet felt alone? Just <BR> because people are talking does not ne... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:34:00 EST -Regain Momentum in 10 Minutes!- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786588 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l23235171.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "I'm telling you Charlie Brown ...I know you fumbled the ball ...... You CAN still get right back up and keep going! .... I don't want to hear any butts about it! ..... Your NOT going to lay in the middle of the stadium ........ Can't you hear the crowd cheering ?....... And no--we're not going to start calling you Butterfingers!' C'mon Charlie ........... give it ten more minutes! ........... A LOT can happen in j... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:31:06 EST Go For An Encore! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782152 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1729071635.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You are one of a kind. No one can do exactly what you can do. You are matchless. Even if you don't think so. You have your own set of fingerprints like no other ....No one even thinks exactly like you .... and inside is a hidden treasure chest holding your very own blueprint for success! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1059752498.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Along this wonderful journey th... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:09:20 EST ARRRGHH! .... Compensation for Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780072 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2117747584.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What if the name we shudder saying were changed to 'FUNDAY?' .... Would we spring out of bed saying 'yippee-kayay' instead of moaning & droaning? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l350816852.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To me and a ga-jillion others .......... Mondays has the feel of being hit hard with <BR> a stun gun .......... Right? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:19:03 EST -Rhythm and Sink- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777819 Have you ever found yourself riding the waves, feeling exuberant as you sail through the smooth waters, the sun shining and the wind in your sails? Who doesn't like the feeling of exhilaration when we're in control and on top? What could possibly go wrong? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2138882943.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But like storms often do, they can come without warning with one powerful crashing wave sweep you off the smooth course you were just on! I know!... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:18:13 EST Put Some Salsa In Your Step! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769895 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l173181532.jpg"> <BR> <BR> First of all, by request I am going to give some salsa dance lessons AND my salsa recipe! ..... Tune up your tippie toes and your appetite! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l836396605.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And second .......... this is my way of saying THANK you .... all who took time to read .... my "I'm On Top of The World' blog ........ And third ........ for those who read and voted a po... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:27:53 EST I'm On Top Of The World! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768595 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1758872465.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The table was set. Set up for a sure disaster if you got too close. You could call it ...... the Perfect Storm! Storm warnings were issued; sirens sounded and still small boats sailed right into the crest of the largest wave ever! Ready to devour! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1501600925.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The event was the monthly Hog-fest celebration (aka: birthday bash in ... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:20:14 EST Snap-Cackle-& Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766220 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l463505998.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just like a bad Penny, Monday always keeps coming back! So instead of moaning and groaning, what do you say we have a few snickers and or cackles to make our day brighter and lighter? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l794001087.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Seriously! I have known peeps who think Big Smack burgers ARE healthy and argue they get plenty of veggies ......... like ..... uh ... there... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:08:51 EST Let The Sun Shine In- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761606 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l129534558.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had the pleasure of speaking with a young man last week who was missing both legs below the knees and both hands. He was dark and handsome and had a noticeably polite and nice way about him. As we talked I could see love and life radiating from within. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l660271813.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This saying absolutely fit him ........ I brought him downstairs in ... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:20:05 EST How Far Would You Go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759509 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1037929011.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You hear your doorbell ring. It is Spike, an escapee known for botched burglaries. Would you intrepidly open the door and invite him in? ..... Treat him like a guest..... cater to him and serve his favorite meal? ......Using your best silver and fine china? I know ... I know .... 'What kind of question is that!" ..... <em>4</em> .... Most likely your aggressive side would surface and you would bounce him ... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:51:04 EST Almost Monday!!! Let's Have a Laugh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755634 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l418223952.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Its' almost Monday! Instead of droning, let's have a good laugh! After all, isn't laughter GOOD medicine!? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1507133981.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And try not to bother those of us who are still sane!!" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1222352043.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Some things just have to be spelled out! <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 09:18:37 EST What would you tell yourself ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753755 If you were making an entry in your diary or journal about how you feel about yourself .... expressing either optimism or disappointment about your fitness journey, how might it read? Be honest .......... Your journal belongs to you. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1764049809.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Would your entries have heartache, disappointments and complaints listed ........ Like ...."I thought you would be further down the road by now ........ <em>204</em>... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 16:24:40 EST Humor for Hot Chicks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751270 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l91089120.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I don't know about you ....... but this Chick is Hot! ...... I don't know if humor will help .......... But it can't hurt. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l415363792.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I guess this one had to learn the hard way! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1070232242.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l589951688.jpg"> <BR... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 19:33:05 EST The Mother-In-Law Chronicles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750195 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1367524260.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "I understand you are dating my Son; We NEED TO TALK." ....... This live account was shared by a spark member, as are all the other stories. They are true so...... Read along. This MIL to be was also her BOSS and she sat the future DIL down and with a 'stern' look said ............ "He is very sensitive and I do NOT want to see or hear of you hurting him in any way!" ........... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:14:26 EST Keep Your Honey In The Moon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745490 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2127975168.jpg"> <BR> <BR> People use the phrase "the Honeymoon is over" .... But does it have to end? <BR> Getting married is kind of like getting something shiny new ........ But one thing for sure ........ whether it's a new car, a new tech toy or squeaky new shoes. Somehow they have to be 'broken in.' Marriage does not come with a lifetime warranty or money back guarantee. One must take the time and troubleshoot getting the bugs out!... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:59:20 EST The Fortune-Teller Sees Sparks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743159 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l305195478.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "My Stars!!" ....... I see people .... many people ... and they have sparks around them ......... many sparks ...... Now they are laughing ....... much laughing ...... much sparking ........... Some holding their sides .... more laughing ......... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l201530587.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Coming to you LIVE HERE IN SPARKS .... laughing and snickering to help your Mo... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:34:49 EST Maybe It's Time For a Boost! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740559 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1953231496.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fred was having engine problems, so he asked his wife, Wilma to help push the car. "Give it ALL YOU'VE GOT Wilma!" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2094625409.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Oh my gosh!" ....... "IF IT ISN'T Fred and Wilma pushing that fool thing they call a car again!" one exclaimed. .......... Neighbors gawked and fired dumb remarks : "What's wrong Fred, another busted headl... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:35:05 EST Jerry Thee-Atriks ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738356 Isn't if funny how Monday rolls around so fast but we seem to have to wait forever for Friday to get here? ....... So what do you say we start our day with a little chuckle, a whinny, or a guffaw ....... We just may need it you know .......... since it is M-O-N-D-A-Y! ............ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l770217792.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "I know I left my glasses somewhere." <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l404258513.jpg"> <BR> <... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:38:14 EST There's Light @ The End of The Tunnel! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736590 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2068534019.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When you are in a forest and you can't seem to find your way, what do you do? You look for the light and follow it until you find a path that will lead you to the other side. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1764082577.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Like being in a tunnel, you can only go forward. You can't see outside the tunnel walls; nor can you see from where you started. <BR> <img src... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:20:02 EST -Are You Being Hood-Winked?- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733112 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1821819790.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Q. Do you ever run into a grocery store, fully intending to buy one or two items. But to your dismay your cart is so overloaded on the way to check out it looks like Wagon-train needing a team of oxen to pull it! (I admit to this one) If you have as well ....... it just may you & I have been 'hood-winked!' <em>40</em> .... Don't look so surprised! <BR> <BR> Definition: to deceive, to dupe or to trick. ... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 13:05:36 EST It's My Birthday-Let's Party! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731025 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l520602572.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Whew!! Am I ever glad to know I still am still young cos I can look at the moon! <BR> No problem! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1852142221.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Has anyone ever figured out 'when' a person gets old? All I can tell you is.... Age is a sneaky thing ...... <em>204</em> ....The years creep up like bad fitting underwear! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeop... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 03:41:16 EST -He Sparked A Nation- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726181 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1397030562.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As our country once again celebrates Independence Day, I think of the young man with a mighty dream. Chris Downie, founder and CEO of Sparks People, also known as Spark Guy. He set ablaze a firestorm nation wide liberating millions of people from being overweight, loosing the chains of bondage to fat and setting people free to live healthy and fit lives. Through his vision he has brought revolution to the wo... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:28:37 EST A Reason to Laugh- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721145 Did you know people who smile and laugh a lot can actually live longer? And laughter will keep you looking young? Have you laughed yet today? There is still time. After all, laughter is contagious and is good to spread around! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1708159636.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sometimes you and I go through the storms of life and they can feel like hurricane proportion. Usually there are no storm warnings; they come unexpectedly. If we can look... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:10:10 EST - The Turning Point- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716368 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1604416153.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The sun was blistering hot but not as scorching as the insult that was hurled before an attentive audience .......... "Hey Jan! Did you ever dream you would be FAT when you grew up?" ......... Snickers followed from the other socialites as I was singed by the burning remark. Not only did this become my 'turning point' but I learned something invaluable from the classroom of life........ <em>150</em> <BR> <... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:31:27 EST Be A Friend-Be A Good Listener- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713489 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l834824637.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l420642512.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A true friend will listen and not always have to express an opinion. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1375479843.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1421871649.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To have a friend .......... Is to first BE a friend! ....... <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> <img src... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 14:27:08 EST Humor Hodge Podge- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711484 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1028289204.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This was part of my workout today! ........ You are not really buying it are you? Because my hair is NOT this long! ....lol....Please use caution when trying this technique; I think it may be an inverted form of planking ..... not sure ...... The rest is just as unbelievable! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l549781194.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Seriously! What's the point? It is sooooo ... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 17:25:08 EST